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By Catherine Reef | Comments: ( 486 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the tNontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century Catherine Reef s inspiring and insightful dual biography features numerous archival photos and full color reproductions of both artists work Endnotes, bibliography, timeline.


  • Title: FridaDiego: Art, Love, Life
  • Author: Catherine Reef
  • ISBN: 9780547821849
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Catherine Reef

Catherine Reef is the author of than 35 nonfiction books for young people Her books for Clarion include the highly acclaimed JOHN STEINBECK and SIGMUND FREUD, which was the recipient of the 2002 Sydney Taylor Award, presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries She lives in College Park, Maryland.



Comments FridaDiego: Art, Love, Life

  • Feisty Harriet

    A brief biography of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, their relationship, their work, and background on each of their independent lives. This reads a little bit like a biography for YA readers, I think. The text size is a little larger and it's laid out almost like a textbook with pictures every so often. However, for two lives that are so centered on art, I was surprised at how little artwork was actually depicted in the images. There were quite a few photographs, which was also nice, but again, f [...]


  • Ally Doerman

    This is a nonfiction biography on the life of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Includes a timeline, and color pictures of both their artwork and photographs of the artists. Overall, it is extremely text heavy, with some two page spreads having no pictures and only text, making it very overwhelming. The layout of the text also makes it less appealing. The text touches on Kahlo's depression, but does not show her more graphic work. There is a nice section in the back that shows more of Rivera and Kha [...]


  • Shannon

    I hope some of my junior high students choose to read this biography for a book report assignment. Very interesting life of Friday & Diego, both famous artists, and how they became married. Catherine Reef's narrative about married life, political interests and of course their lives as artists is told more like a story. Many photos and pictures of their art.


  • Monica

    YA non-fiction about Frida & Diego. I was surprised by information about Diego specifically that was new to me. For instance, I didn't realize that he had children before his first marriage. It was a great introduction to the two of them and it didn't shy from their controversial marriage.


  • Eva Johnson

    I am now fascinated by these two artists. I picked this book up to become more acquainted with their lives and art. I wanted to know about them before visiting the DIA exhibit. They were a passionate and crazy duo. I can't wait to witness their works soon.


  • Sarah S.

    Easy to read and informative book on Frida and Diego. I am so glad to have read it before going to the exhibit in Detroit. I only wish that there were more photographs of their work, but I'll be able to enjoy that in person and know many of the stories associated with the art.


  • Jean

    I learned some new things in this bio of the two artists. Well-written and easily understood by middle schoolers. I hope this finds a good audience!


  • Darcie Caswell

    for upper elementary to middle school


  • Brian Kelley

    Phenomenal. Makes we want to pick up a comprehensive biography of Frida's life and art.


  • Justinian

    2017-12 - Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life. Catherine Reef (Author) 2014. 176 PagesNicholle picked this up at the library and mentioned it to me. I knew Diego and Frida’s Artwork but little of them as artists and as people. This book served to fill out the story behind the art. It is a loving portrayal, but does not hide or explain away the reality of their lives separately or together. It tells their stories individually and together. A lot has been written about both of these 20th century [...]


  • Maria

    A beautiful book about the life and love of the two Mexican artists. It would have been better to have an image of each painting that was described. The photographs are beautiful. A nice introduction to Frida and Diego.


  • Wonderkell

    I absolutely adore Frida Khalo, I think she's such an incredible inspiration. And whilst I knew much of her story, this is the first book I have read on her life or Diego Rivera. The book is ok but quite simplified. I am not sure if it was written for a younger audience as I found it in the usual adult non fic section at my library. There are some weird little things that I don't usually like in books like this, e.g. the book is fairly straight with information & then it might be telling abo [...]


  • infoqueen

    It makes perfect sense to pair these two great artists for a biography: their relationship defined their lives and to a great extent, their work. Reef explores both in language accessible to her target audience (ages 12 and up), presenting not only the facts necessary for a biography report, but an examination of how their lives were reflected in their art. While she does not hide their unconventional relationship(s), she does present their numerous affairs in middle-school appropriate versions, [...]


  • Steve

    I found this book to be informative, easy to read, and quite engaging. Considering I have a fair amount of Kahlo knowledgealready, I still found new information as well as a great biography of Diego Rivera.Written in chronological form and with historical details to recreate the era which played such a big part in both artists’ work, Catherine Reef’s biography gives the reader a fairly comprehensive overview of their lives. Additionally, it is chock full of photos and art (although my advanc [...]


  • Carly Thompson

    Dual biography of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera written for teens. Reef does a good job of covering the careers of both artists and contextualizing them in their historic and artistic eras. She does not omit more adult topics - Kahlo's abortions and love affairs carried out by both Kahlo and Rivera while they were married to each other - but presents them in an appropriate way for her intended audience. I knew more about Kahlo than Rivera before reading this biography and developed a greater unde [...]


  • Amy Formanski Duffy

    This compelling dual biography reveals the complex personal lives behind the achievements of two prolific artists. With Frida's never-ending health issues, Diego's constant philandering and their involvement in the Communist party, it's a wonder that they completed so many ground-breaking paintings and murals. The narrative is short and well-paced enough to keep the attention of teen readers, and the coffee-table format, with many all-color reproductions of the couple's best work, creates a winn [...]


  • Danielle (iamhorriblylimited)

    This is a children's non-fiction book, but I honestly don't feel that it is just for young readers. This book could easily be enjoyed by adults as well as youth. This book is as real and magical as the lives that Diego and Frida lived. Reef provides exquisite details from the lives of Diego and Frida while also explaining the cultural and worldly events that happened during their lifetimes. The influences on their art as well as the influences on their relationship with one another. Pictures of [...]


  • Mary

    This is an informative and interesting introduction to the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It's short, so it doesn't go into a tremendous amount of detail, but reads quickly and easily, and might motivate a reader to want to know more about one or both of these artists. It is a visually appealing book; the cover design is lovely, and the colored pages are arty even where many of the photographs are black and white. The paintings included are reproduced in vibrant color. I just wish there [...]


  • Mandy

    This dual biography is aimed at younger readers, but is of equal value to adults, particularly anyone wanting a good basic overview of these two fascinating artists. In fact, any art lover will enjoy this book, which is succinctly written, well-organised, comprehensive, if inevitably somewhat condensed, and beautifully illustrated, with many photos and reproductions of their most important works. There’s a helpful timeline as well. The book is an excellent starting point for further study, and [...]


  • Stephanie

    Art is a subject that I have to admit, I don't know much about. I had heard of Frida and Diego Rivera, but I didn't know anything about them, so this was a decent read for me. In fact it was really fascinating. I couldn't give it more stars because I kept getting frustrated that although there were lengthy descriptions of different art works, there weren't enough pictures. I finished the book with a computer right next to me, so I could Google the artworks that the author referenced. And now I w [...]


  • Anna Martino

    Good introduction to the lives and works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. As well as focusing on each artists life, Reef adeptly incorporates Mexican, American, and European history into this biography. I would have liked it if the images of the murals and paintings she discusses were integrated into the text instead of all being collected in the end. There were also points where the transition between chapters were abrupt. However, this is a great boo to include in a school library collection o [...]


  • Anne

    Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, well-known and respected artists, have their lives and art recounted in this biography. It starts out strong and is quite interesting - but then it started getting redundant and tedious, jumping around in time. There are beautiful reprints of their work in the back, but it would have been better to have incorporated them directly into the text. It has a beautiful cover.The back of the book contains paintings, a timeline, notes, bibliography, and an index. It does no [...]


  • Crystal

    I had Frida & Diego on my MustRead2015 list since it was on the Best Multicultural Lit of 2014 list. I am endlessly fascinated by this couple. Their artistic lives and their personal lives were so vivid and they seem to both be people who lived out loud. They didn't really hide who they are so there are many, many resources available to learn about them. This is a middle grade+ nonfiction look into their lives. I really appreciated the full color pictures of their work at the end and the man [...]


  • Kaci

    A great young adult biography of a woman I've always been fascinated with, Frida kahlo, and her Ted Hughes-Esque husband, Diego Rivera. Both were amazing artists, but Frida's paintings have always spoken to me. I love how raw and truthful she is in her work. Her art is introspective, while diego's was like "leaning out a wide window and turning to the right and left so his eyes might absorb every detail of the busy world he would paint"


  • Belinda

    I love these kinds of books. Brief but packed with photos and art work. This is a good book to pick up as an introduction to both Frida and Diego Rivera. It does not go into a lot of detail, but gives a nice, solid intro to both Rivera and Kahlo. Both artists' art is well represented as well as some really nice photos that were new to me (especially of Frida). I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, informative background on both of these amazing artists.


  • Gail

    This is a young adult biography of Frida & Diego. It's a good introduction with pictures of the artists and their paintings. It has a Notes section that details the source of all quotes, a Bibliography for further reading, Picture Credits and an Index. Like their art, this book is visually pleasing. One would need to read more books to get a better grasp of these controversial and complex artists but there is plenty of good information here for a young adult.


  • Kristenyque

    This is by far my favorite book written about Diego and Frida, two very complicated and accomplished people. Although I've read many books about this couple, this is the first time I was able to feel like I understood their formative events that created such dramatic lives. I also felt that from this book I learned aspects of their personality that before were missed. Very well written.


  • Matthew

    It's a fair introduction to Rivera and Kahlo. Based on the vocabulary used and avoiding some of the more scandalous aspects of their relationship, this is probably best for grades 6-8. Would have rated it higher, but the volume has a surprising lack of reproductions of their artwork. That probably would have made the book more expensive, but still


  • Clay

    I would have liked to see much more of the mentioned artwork, especially on the pages where key works were cited in the text. Google Images was my companion as I read, though, and this attractive book is a fine primer for those interested in Kahlo and Rivera.


  • Vickie

    Beautifully written and engaging. So happy that 2014 saw not one but TWO amazing books published about Frida Kahlo (the other being Viva Frida, obvs). New trend?! :D


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